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was actually paul warren pardus, age 50 of arlington, virginia. they say he pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot the physician in the stomach. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: fox news and the baltimore sun are identifying the wounded physician as david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. >> he was talking and everything like that and i mean he looked -- he appears to be fine to me. >> reporter: meantime nobody knew for certain what was happening inside room 873. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> reporter: the crisis was over around 1:30. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> reporter: police calling it a murder suicide. now the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure
the big stories tonight. tragedy in virginia, a mother and two children killed in a terrible fire. tonight, her heroic final moments. >>> also ahead, furniture, boxes, electronics, lining four city blocks, and all of this stuff is from one apartment. the story behind the mess. >>> and he may look like a door to door salesman, but police say he cleaned out a house, and tonight we're talking to the homeowners who caught the so called preppy burglar on camera. >>> we begin tonight with the horrific fire in virginia. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. the fire killed a mother and two children and the mother helped save three other children from a burning house. will thomas is live on scene tonight. will. >> reporter: good evening. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire that started about 8:30. you look over there, you can see flash lights. those are firefighters that just showed up looking for any possible rekindling. down here, a tricycle one of the neighbors used throwing it through the window trying to save lives, and as some of these people in this toun ho
may be enjoying the long holiday weekend. but not workers at the dmv in virginia. a system glitch led to a failure and caused hundreds of renewal applications to pile up. 35,000 to 45,000 people were affected. now 14 service centers are open today, tomorrow and monday. the holiday hours are intended to help workers get through the backlog of applications. >>> the pre-season is over and that means the bench is getting a little lighter. the team is finding out who has got jobs if the coaching staff makes the final cuts to the roster today. lindsay murphy with what is out? >> maureen, the red skins made their cuts by 6 p.m. this evening but didn't release the roster moves until 7:40 p.m. so after playing the waiting game here is how the roster became the final 53 roster. willy parker is a 17 year vet who had 20 yards in three pre- season games. parker didn't show enough quickness to make the team. the other big name cut terrance austin who let the offense with ten catches, 146 yards and one td in the pre-season. austin was a 7th round pick this year. he could make the practice squad whic
that were nearby that are scorched. >>> there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. >>> we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
. the fire broke out in ran son, west virginia, near the charleston raceway. we have the details. >> it's really hot. >> the barn just like exploded, a loud noise and the flames were 40, 50 feet above the roof. within a minute and a half there was three barns on fire. >> reporter: donnie poper and a few others happened to be nearby when i a tower of flames lit up the darkness that normally blankets these west virginia stables, but instead of running away, poper and several others ran towards the burning buildings in an effort to save dozens of trapped and terrified race horses. >> you could hear the cries from the horses. they were just neighing at the top of their lungs. >> they were panicky. we just turned them loose and there was people that stopped their cars, not even horsemen, a lot of people from the casino. >> reporter: their bravery saved over 20 horses, but 27 perished. the fire chief said the 100- year-old barn that once stood here just burned too quickly to save most of the animals. >> heavy fire load, lots of straw, hay. there's nothing to stop it. once it was going it just
. >> with elections creeper closer political parties are out in full force. democrats in virginia hit the pavement today trying to gain support. former virginia governor tim mccain join connolly going door- to-door to spread their message. a lot is at stake and his party can get the job done. >> you can't turn around the worst recession in 80 years in 18 months. i wish you could. but we god knows have been trying. the only side's other answer is no. >> no. >> the candidates kick off the dmc grassroots campaign to mobilize voters this election year. >> still no cause after a truck slammed into a restaurant in false church. police say the driver lost control and collided into this meat in a box on south washington sending brick tumbling down and left the window cracked. no one was inside the restaurant and the driver we're told will be okay. >> the call to save a burning home in northeast washington, d.c. came too late. this is what firefighters saw when they arrived on the scene. show you that video. it was on minnesota avenue this morning. you can see flames shooting into the air. smoke pouring ou
in the second quarter. virginia is up by 7. they find bailie for the score. 10-10, 173 yards and three tds just to start the game. the third quarter maryland is trying to mount a come back down 28-7. he hit smith in stride. that is good for an 80-yard td but just not enough today. maryland falls to west virginia 31-17. >>> elsewhere virginia tech beat east carolina 49-27. uva was off. they had a buy week. navy highlights and virginia tech highlights all sorts of stuff coming up on the long version of the extra. >> a super-sized. >> dust off your ugg boots for hockey. >> i almost thought about putting them on. >> just put on skates for that. >> thanks, lindsay. >> yes. >> thanks, lindsay. >>> we will talk about another lindsay. this one is headed back to the slam he were. still ahead. no, lindsay lohan, of course. what did she do now that landed to the n more jail time. public. hear what that is coming up. [ music ] cun ayausutp ay ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups instead of going out to lunch, i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your delicious rich and hearty soups have made
virginia on friday. he may be travelling with the woman in a 2008 silver kia with the tag number 1ewb10. the vehicle is using a doughnut spare tire in place of a missing tire. >>> just hours left for the mayor's office and the candidates are doing everything they can do to get out the votes. but while they shake hands, there is controversy swirling over claims that some early voters were promised gift cards. someone made a hidden camera video making the same allegations. the video was sent to us by a fenty supporter. but right now both candidates say they don't know who was involved and they are not sure how to respond exactly. here is more. >> well, who knows. i mean, we can't afix any responsibility. we can certainly no one in our campaign who has anything to do with any gift cards. and the person who was involved i think on the video said something about non partisan, right? >> it is my understanding the people in the giant parking lot handing out the gift certificates are affiliated with the gray campaign, whether they are paid staff, campaign volunteers, i don't know enough about i
fear in some residents in virginia. they say the smell of natural gas has been lingering for days and weeks now. roz plater is live with more. roz? >> reporter: maureen, the families are back in their homes and the fire crews just left. it was the second time they left and folks who live here say no one can seem to explain why this is happening, that'll have a tough time sleeping tonight. 5:30 in the evening, the odor of gas is strong and they shoulds called for help. the same scenario has played out. >> we called 911, we're scared for our lives and we don't feel like they're doing anything to help us. >> reporter: fueling their fear, the recent deadly gas explosion and fire near san francisco. >> we all made that connection that that could be us. >> the fire department responded to go door-to-door and using meters to check the level of gas in the homes. >> and we're all cautious and like to check what we can and if we're not detecting the gas on the meters, that makes it hard to find why it's coming from. >> and some tie it to new construction that began about the same time as th
say they're aware and ready. >>> hard to imagine, but the commute in northern virginia could soon get worse. the eye popping results of a traffic test completed before thousands of extra commuters cram into one very shawl space. >>> the judges table may look a lot different, but the local contestants are still as nervous as ever. we'll take you to the first round of idol auditions up in jersey next. ananiges ananiges words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wonder
that to you, brian . >> preparations are underway from virginia, maryland and down the eastern seaboard beaches. laura evans is monitoring in the hurricane center tonight. >> reporter: let's take a look at some of the damage that's happened in saint thomas island. trees and power lines down all over the islands there. there's no cell phone service, electricity, running water, and curfews are in effect right now. with the clean-up there, hurricane earl is headed to the east coast as you heard sue say. the damage is not expected to be anywhere what it was in saint thomas but it's bringing dangerous conditions to the del marba beaches. hurricane earl pushing through the caribbean with high winds and fierce waves slamming the coast of the dominican republic. at least 200 people have been evacuated. meanwhile, all is calm along the us's mid atlantic beaches but that's about to change earl is making himself known along the coast with rough water. he's turning huge rip tides. >> should it be necessary, we'll take protective mitigation efforts for the city as a whole. >> we'll adjust the swimmi
. >>> a shark attack in virginia beach. a local teenager nearly loses his leg. he was surfing with his friends friday when the shark took two bites of his left leg at the knee or ankle. it was a bull shark or a sand shark that attacked him, but no one knows for sure. >> the weather is not so bad today. just a few leftover puddles after some early morning rain. there is one righteous the studios. a lot of people out and about this afternoon before the next round of rain moves into the region. let's send it down to gwen tall bart live in the weather. tolbart in the weather center. >> we have some heavy rainfall moving in will across the area. we do need the rain, however. but with it looks like we could possibly see some storms. a quick look at the doppler radar for you. can you see we have rainfall to the east and west. eastern, western virginia. north central maryland seeing a little bit of activity coming through. it is only going to increase as we move into there tonight. 63 at national. we have 64 at dulles and 62 at baltimore. and for tonight, we are talking rain becoming steadier and heav
and virginia a state of emergency has been declared. the same is true in north carolina, massachusetts and rhode island. you can get the latest on earl by going to myfoxhurricane.com for storm conditions, the watches and warnings and for the hurricane's track. you can also download our app for your blackberry, iphone or droid. >>> well, she looks like your average college sophomore. you have to hear what police say she did to pay for her textbooks. >>> and pepco customers giving the power couple a piece of their minds, hear how they say the company failed them time and time again. >>> this is never a good combination, an art gallery and a fire. we'll find out just how much damage there was inside this g >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. our 90 minute power block of news is just getting started. we'll be right back.  >>> a college student busted for robbing a bank. why her family said she did it next. >>> a local college student is in jail tonight accused of robbing a maryland bank. tonight the girl's family said she didn't act alone and was pressured into committing th
to himself. >> he was quiet. i don't know that much about him at all. >> reporter: now the northern virginia wrestling officials association also wanted to make clear there are strict rules that forbid an official to be alone with any young wrestlers without the presence of the team coach or other team members. >>> a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigeous schools sentenced in a child sex abuse case. robert peterson taught 7th and 8th grade and in january was charged with sexual abuse of minor and other crimes. prosecutors say he invited a boy to his home, showed him pornography and touched him and was immediately fired. >>> a 21-year-old woman ashley mcrae was found shot to death early saturday morning. her sister last saw her leaving a nightclub in northeast with a man she had known for a month or two. mcrae's family and friends say she always had a smile on her face. >> her smile, i see her smile. that's what's keeping me going. i keep seeing her smile. she had the prettiest smile in the world. >> she was a people's person. anybody could tell you that. she could communic
>> tonight, a young virginia mother struggles to save her children in a fast-moving house fire. in the end, she saved three and died trying to save the others. we begin with a look at how her tight-knit community is gathering to remember her and two little boys. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. the police watched her hand her children out of the second- story window one-by-one and went back inside for the last two boys and they never made it out alive and roz plater is live where the fire broke out. >> reporter: this is a community that is still hurting, coming together by the dozens to honor the lines and to say thank you to the man who held out his arms to catch the children that the desperate mother tossed to safety. >> this is not physical healing tonight but emotional healing. >> reporter: it's a measure of how much the young family was loved and how many here in the lorton community are suffering. 24-year-old allie anderson and her sons, 5-year-old solmon and 3-year-old alphonso were all lost in a devastating fire. >> she seemed like the most loving, wonderful mothe
the same for all the way up virginia, maryland, delaware and now watching hurricane earl just south of the cape up in cape cod, new england. let's go on over and show you what's happening. this is earl. now in the last few frames of imagery here it almost looks like earl is trying to move more east of northeast, but these things still wobble a little bit. so it's hard to say if that's going to be something that it decides to do over a long term period and any more movement to the east is a good thing because it will take the core of winds and keep it away from the cape, but they will have a lot of pounding surf up there to deal with, too. in term of its intensity, now this is from the 8:00 observation from the national hurricane center. winds continue to come down now, down to 75 miles per hour just barely a category 1 hurricane and the movement still at present anyway from the national hurricane center is to the northeast and that speed is increasing. that forward speed is increasing up to about 23 miles per hour and it looks like again any of the hurricane force sustained winds sh
by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporter: the new distracted driving campaign combines public education and awareness with district enforcement. officers are being posted at intersections and along roads and areas like tyson's corner where there is high volume and a high number of crashes, but police will also be keeping watch on less traveled locations. >> if they're swerving or braking inappropriately. if they're not going a green light because they're doing some of these things, we're going to stop and charge them. >> reporter: in addition to the increased enforcement efforts, fairfax police will launch a new study focusing on texting. the goal is to better understand how people view distracted driving so safety and education efforts can be better targeted keeping the roadways safer for everyone. in tyson's corner maureen umeh, fox 5 news. >>> fairfax county police are a
and virginia. right now -- across ohio and michigan and virginia. right now he's only charged with one attack. >>> now a stunning confession from the washington state woman who claimed a stranger threw acid on her face burning her badly. she now admits she did it to herself. fox 5 laura evans in our newsroom with the story. >> she went to the cops two weeks ago with a story everyone including her parents believed. donations started to pour in. the search for a suspect was underway. then the cops started to realize the story just didn't add up. well, tonight for the first time her parents are speaking out. >> nancy and i are deeply sorry. we're going through very tough times. >> reporter: two weeks ago bethany storro appeared in front of the press heavily bandaged and fragile, family by her side. she said she refused to be a victim. >> i can't let what she did to me wreck my life, you know. that is not fair. >> reporter: storro suffered severe burns august 30th changing the appearance of her face. the next day storro's mother shared details of the alleged attack as it was explained to her. >>
the east coast right now and virginia is now under a state of emergency. evacuations are also underway. live team coverage is coming up. >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00, a very busy night. keep it here. we'll be right back.  >>> a gunman with hostages and your baby's daycare steps away. the real life nightmare next. ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty >>> continuing our coverage now of the discovery channel gunman, a man burst into the discovery communications building in silver spring around 1:00 this afternoon armed with a gun. explosives strapped to his body. police say james lee took a security guard and two other men hostage after a four-hour standoff police shooting and killing lee after they saw him point his gun at one of the hostages. the standoff didn't just affect discovery workers, but some very young children. a daycare center is housed on the first
left with no food and water at a farm that was supposed to rescue them. the west virginia operation was shut down. 53 horses were seized. late today one of those animals died and 20 others were adopted. fox 5's sherri ly has the latest from martinsburg. >> reporter: when berkeley county sheriff's deputies found these horses, they were malnourished, so emaciated many had ribs and bones protruding. >> these horses are standing 24 hours a day in front of the bales of hay and just eating. >> reporter: eight horses were already dead or had to be put down. veterinarian christine bridges is working night and day trying to save the 53 others that survived. you think you can save them? >> we're trying. i'm hopeful. >> reporter: investigators seized l the horses from hidden meadows -- the horses from hidden meadows equine rescue, a martinsburg nonprofit that touted itself as a rescue home. some of these animals are former race horses like this one. two months ago it was brought to the farm. i can't show you the picture because it's evidence, but i've seen it. the horse was perfectly healthy.
drive here in franconia, virginia. the number to call crime solvers, 866-411-tips. again, 1-866-411-tips. brian, back to you. >> wilthomas reporting live. >>> the man accused of the crash that killed a nun now charged for murder. he was already charged with dui and now a grand jury has handed up the murder charge as well. he was an illegal immigrant who already had two duis and was in the middle of the deportation process. the case has spurred national anger over the fact he even had a driver's license. >>> a columbia maryland man was charged with murder and arson after an apartment fire. he stabbed his ex-wife to death and set her apartment on fire. she had four children living with her. they weren't at home when the fire started and are now with family members. white was hurt and in critical but stable condition in baltimore. police will take him into custody once he's released from the hospital. >>> the florida pastor at the center of the fire storm is not backing down tonight. in fact, he's pushing toward with plans to burn the koran on 911. hear from the man himself up next. >>> you
. >>> now some virginia nonprofits are getting a boost they really didn't anticipate. fox 5's beth parker tells us it's coming from an unexpected place. >> reporter: jerry mcclard is days from turning 65 putting his life in order, giving some money to charity. in fact, there are places -- they're places he thinks saved his life. >> if i hadn't lived here, i might not be talking to you today. >> reporter: jerry is homeless. since february of 2002 he's lived here at the winchester rescue mission. jerry does the laundry and answers the phone. he's saved up money from his social security checks. now he's donating $1,000 to the mission, $1,000 to the nonprofit community coalition action project and $500 to a free clinic. >> he had the opportunity, could he have done whatever he wanted with -- he could have done whatever he wanted with that, but his heart told him to give it where it's most needed. >> reporter: some of the money jerry donated will go to this program. the idea is for men who come to the mission and need help to be able to come here to this warehouse and learn a trade. >> just gi
system. you can see as it gets closer to us as it crosses into southern virginia it looks like it's going to be midnight on thursday. it still only has winds of 40 miles per hour. that's strong but not as powerful as many other tropical storms, and no isabell. i want to emphasize that too. it will have a lot of rain with it. how much rain are we talking about? please understand this is preliminary. it's going to be bad along the carolinas. wilmington had over 10 yesterday. that was bad. but the models show the heaviest rain may be coming over dc talking 3 to 6 inches of rain on thursday. some of them can rotate and produce thunderstorms. we can get that with tropical remnants so we have to watch for that. tonight it's quiet, about 61 degrees, and tomorrow we're talking about a day getting up to 74 with perhaps the evening showers so it's really thursday when we're going to have all the activity and something else coming up on the news edge at 11:00 is our future cast model to give an idea of the timing and when the heaviest rain is going to be and where it will track. but thursday definit
're starting off tonight with that terrifying attack at a virginia strip mall. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. two teenagers are accused. one of them is still on the run. it happened this morning in manassas at the canterbury shopping village. fox 5's wisdom martin is just back from that neighborhood. >> this is a case of a man hired to do his job. when the suspects tried to rob him, he fought back and ended up in the hospital. manassas police say a man was hired by an out of town lean holder to do an annual assessment of the canterbury shopping center. sometime around 9:00 in the morning the worker was alone taking pictures of the property when he was approached by two suspects. they demanded the worker's money and camera. when he refused, the suspects started kicking and stabbing him. it was stunning news to many of the people who just found out about the stabbing. >> my child is in the academy. yeah. i think i'm really concerned. >> a little mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it's not the best neighborhood, but at the same time it's really shocking because
to be justified. >>> a speed bump may be the cause of a murder and home invasion in springfield, virginia. stephen carr convinced officials to put in a speed bump in front of his home on field master drive. his neighbor david patton was reportedly upset about the speed bump. police say patton broke into carr's home sunday night, tied up carr and his girl friend. investigators believe patton shot carr when he tried to get free. when carr's roommate came home, police say patton chased him. the girl friend ran upstairs and called 911. neighbors are stunned. >> it's really sad. it's really unfortunate to think, you know, people can fly off the handle that much over just a speed bump, they could be that bad. >> police tell us patton and carr got into an altercation back in june and were supposed to go to court thursday. patton is now charged with murder. >>> d.c. police are looking for the person who shot an armored car guard today outside the popeye's and malcomb x avenue southeast. the suspect walked up to the armored car, shot the guard getting out and took off without any cash. the guard was shot i
friend is accused of hiding the gun at a nearby playground after the shooting. >>> a virginia community is mourning tonight after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trenum was found unresponsive at his home this morning. went to district high school in nokesville. a cause of death was not confirmed but they tell fox 5 the death does not appear to be accidental. >> he of the one person that everybody was friends -- he was the one person that everybody was friends. with he was funny and could pretty much make everybody laugh and feel better in an instant. it's hard. everybody is taking it hard. >> austin's family released a statement saying in part austin was a wonderful son, brother and grandson. he was deeply loved by his family and highly respected by his teammates, friends and classmates. funeral arrangements are being made. >>> president obama said it flat out, d.c. schools are not good enough for his daughters. that's right after his secretary of education complimented schools chancellor michelle rhee on the job she's done. fox 5's roby chavez has more.
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